After our recent news of getting shortlisted for the Amazing Wearside Awards, we are delighted to announce that we will now be attending two different awards evenings, having been nominated for a Sunderland Portfolio Award!

More specifically, we have been nominated for the New Business Award, sponsored by UKasl, alongside McDonough Marketing Communications, who have been at our side throughout the formation of the company and continue to work tirelessly alongside our team. We wish them the best of luck too!

The Portfolio Awards have been running annually for the past 11 years, helping to recognise local businesses achievements and promote Sunderland as a truly entrepreneurial city. The panel of judges, compromised of individuals from Sunderland City Council and business leaders from all over the Wearside area, personally scrutinized every candidate to come up with a list of finalists, so we feel very privileged here at Shine to have made the cut.

The team here at Shine have been so paramount to our success, they truly deserve the recognition they are now receiving because of these nominations. Not even a year old and we’re nominated. This makes us very excited for what the future may hold for Shine.

The main sponsor of the Portfolio Awards is Make It Sunderland, and sponsors for individual awards include Maxim, Quayside Exchange, K&L Groundworks, UKasl, North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC), Gentoo, Age UK Sunderland, The Bridges, Stagecoach North East, TTR Barnes, Calsonic Kansei, Northumbrian Water and Sunderland College.

The winners of each of the awards will be announced at the Sunderland Portfolio Awards 2016 Final, to be held at the Stadium of Light on Thursday 13th October. Good luck to all the other nominees!